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NAIA Indoor National Championships, Volunteers Needed

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The Crawford County Convention & Visitors Bureau needs volunteers for the NAIA Indoor National Track & Field Championships.  Officials expect more than 1,200 student-athletes from across the nation to fill the Robert W. Plaster Center from March 1st through the 3rd.  The number of volunteers needed will depend on the events going on at a given time, but officials say the more who pitch in, the shorter the shifts will be, and the less stressful it will be fore the me... More>>

Google Co-Founder to Visit Pittsburg Video included

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Google Earth Co-Founder and Kansas Secretary of State candidate Brian McClendon plans a visit to southeast Kansas. McClendon is currently a University of Kansas Research professor. He'll be meeting with residents to listen to their concerns and share his vision of a citizen oriented Secretary of State's office. He'll be in Pittsburg on February 22nd at Gusano's Pizzeria (200 W. Centennial Dr) from 4:00 to 5:15 pm. The event is open to the public and free of charge. "The Kansa...

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Galena Fire, Investigation Update

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Galena Fire Chief Bill Hall says another fire was apparently set last night (Feb 19).  He says it was in an open field and there were no structures involved. Authorities say last night's fire was put out one hour after crews arrived. The fire Marshal is investigating.  Hall says the city does have a few leads, however, at this point they don't know if the fires from last week are connected to last night's fire. Last week's story and video: http://www.koamtv.com/st... More>>

Hunting & Boat Show Brings Record Crowds To Grove

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Vance Montgomery "This is a once a year event. It's not something that happens very often. We do it once a year. It's all about fishing, hunting and the outdoors." "We have boat dealers, guides, outfitters, a lot of seminars by pros and that's something that's kind of this show is kind of known for." "So we started this event 19 years ago, actually in Claremore, Oklahoma. And we had it there for 10 years. We moved the show from there to Bixby for about five ... More>>

Lovely Art Video included

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Over in Joplin, local artists were expressing what love is through interpretive means. 

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Dodgeball Fun

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The Missouri Southern Radiology Club held a dodgeball tournament Saturday morning. 

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Sexually Transmitted Cases Increasing at University of Kansas

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Officials say this is the most dramatic jump on the campus of major sexually transmitted infections.

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List of Teen Candidates for Kansas Governor Grows

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One of the teens is from Newark, Delaware.

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Special Pool Tournament In Chanute

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Twenty different teams flocked to Chanute to play pool. Many of us are aware of the unique abilities of service dogs. Robin Shipley: "They can do CPR, they can dial 911. But, for some, those service dogs do a lot more.

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Joining Community Forces Video included

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There's no shortage of people, businesses, and organizations in the 4 states, committed to helping veterans. Friday's Joining Community Forces meeting at Joplin City Hall was all about getting them on the same page. 

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Oklahomans Getting Closer to Voting on State Question No. 788 Video included

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Sonya Smith says she's been suffering from seizures for about six years now and it's effecting her independence. "I can not cook, I am not left alone, and I do have a service dog now" And she has tried prescription medication. "I have been on four medications and not a seizure drug controls my seizures" She says she tried using cannabis while she was in Colorado and it treated her seizures and didn't leave her with the side effects her medicatio...

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Evidence Collected From Several Galena Arson Fires in One Night Video included

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"For a small town, big deal."

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Bennett Jr Gets Life for Capital Murder Video included

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David Bennett, Jr., of Cherryvale, will spend life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing Cami Umbarger and her three children in Parsons, KS. The 29-year-old and her children, 9-year-old Hollie Betts, 6-year-old Jaxon Betts and 4-year-old Averie Betts, were found dead in their home on November 26th, 2013. In December (2017), Bennett Jr. plead guilty to capital murder and three counts of first degree premeditated murder. As part of the plea agreement, the state did ...

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KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 2-16

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GALENA FIRES Five fires break out in Galena, Kansas overnight.  Shortly after 11:00 p.m. both Galena and Baxter springs fire departments responded to the fires, one of them located at the intersection of North Main Street and Clark which spread to a stack of railroad ties.  The Galena Assistant Fire Chief says he believes all five fires were intentionally set.  The fire is now contained and no injuries have been reported. ROBBERY ARREST Joplin police arrest a su... More>>

Yates Center Woman Says She's Being Evicted For "Complaining Too Much" Video included

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     A Yates Center woman says she's being ordered out of her apartment for voicing her concerns about safety issues. Cheryl Berry says she moved into the Woodson Senior Residences in August of last year.

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Joplin Schools Safety Audit Happens During Florida School Shooting, Aftermath Video included

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Buildings in the Joplin School District go through a safety audit every two years.

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Flower Delivery Problems in Joplin Video included

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Valentines Day is done and over with, but some customers who ordered their flowers through Countryside in the City, surprising their loved ones with a bouquet of flowers had to wait. Heath Barnes ordered flowers for his mother who lives across the country from him on the 12th.  "It was just something nice to do, to show her she's appreciated. Even though she might not have a significant other, that her children appreciate her" says Barnes. Countryside sent him an email ... More>>

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  • Paul Davis to Visit Pittsburg

    Paul Davis to Visit Pittsburg

    Monday, February 19 2018 2:41 PM EST2018-02-19 19:41:51 GMT

    A candidate for U.S. Representative, Kansas 2nd District, will visit Pittsburg this week. Paul Davis will be at Gusano's Pizzeria (200 W. Centennial Dr.) from 5:15 to 6:45 pm on February 22nd. He'll meet with residents. It is open to the public and free of charge. "I'm excited to head back to Pittsburg, to listen and discuss the priorities and values of voters in Southeast Kansas," Davis said. Paul Davis is a lifelong Kansan who has dedicated his life to public service. Th...

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    A candidate for U.S. Representative, Kansas 2nd District, will visit Pittsburg this week. Paul Davis will be at Gusano's Pizzeria (200 W. Centennial Dr.) from 5:15 to 6:45 pm on February 22nd. He'll meet with residents. It is open to the public and free of charge. "I'm excited to head back to Pittsburg, to listen and discuss the priorities and values of voters in Southeast Kansas," Davis said. Paul Davis is a lifelong Kansan who has dedicated his life to public service. Th...

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  • Spring Coin, Stamp, Postcard, Sports Memorabilia, Collectibles Show - Feb 24

    Spring Coin, Stamp, Postcard, Sports Memorabilia, Collectibles Show - Feb 24

    Monday, February 19 2018 12:25 PM EST2018-02-19 17:25:55 GMT
    The Barton-Jasper County Collectors Association will be sponsoring the 26th Annual Spring Coin, Stamp, Postcard, Sports Memorabilia, & Collectibles Show at the Carthage, Missouri Memorial Hall (407 South Garrison, Hwy 571) on Saturday, Feb 24th, 2017 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Dealers from Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas will offer 54 tables at the largest collectible show in Southwest Missouri.  Admission is free.More >>
    The Barton-Jasper County Collectors Association will be sponsoring the 26th Annual Spring Coin, Stamp, Postcard, Sports Memorabilia, & Collectibles Show at the Carthage, Missouri Memorial Hall (407 South Garrison, Hwy 571) on Saturday, Feb 24th, 2017 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Dealers from Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas will offer 54 tables at the largest collectible show in Southwest Missouri.  Admission is free.More >>
  • Incident at Northpark Mall

    Incident at Northpark Mall

    Monday, February 19 2018 4:59 PM EST2018-02-19 21:59:56 GMT

    Joplin Police have arrested three people on various charges after responding to an alarm at Vintage Stock after 1:00 this morning. Police say they arrested one person at the scene and two others at a home. They believe one suspect escaped from the roof. Duquesne Police Department, Jasper County Sheriff's Office, Joplin Fire Department, Webb City Police and MSSU Police all assisted. No other details have been released.

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    Joplin Police have arrested three people on various charges after responding to an alarm at Vintage Stock after 1:00 this morning. Police say they arrested one person at the scene and two others at a home. They believe one suspect escaped from the roof. Duquesne Police Department, Jasper County Sheriff's Office, Joplin Fire Department, Webb City Police and MSSU Police all assisted. No other details have been released.

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  • Incident at Northpark Mall

    Incident at Northpark Mall

    Monday, February 19 2018 4:59 PM EST2018-02-19 21:59:56 GMT

    Joplin Police have arrested three people on various charges after responding to an alarm at Vintage Stock after 1:00 this morning. Police say they arrested one person at the scene and two others at a home. They believe one suspect escaped from the roof. Duquesne Police Department, Jasper County Sheriff's Office, Joplin Fire Department, Webb City Police and MSSU Police all assisted. No other details have been released.

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    Joplin Police have arrested three people on various charges after responding to an alarm at Vintage Stock after 1:00 this morning. Police say they arrested one person at the scene and two others at a home. They believe one suspect escaped from the roof. Duquesne Police Department, Jasper County Sheriff's Office, Joplin Fire Department, Webb City Police and MSSU Police all assisted. No other details have been released.

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  • Police: Chemical thrown on students was 'concentrated acid'

    Police: Chemical thrown on students was 'concentrated acid'

    St. Louis police say the substance used in an attack on three high school students by a classmate was "concentrated acid."More >>
    St. Louis police say the substance used in an attack on three high school students by a classmate was "concentrated acid."More >>
  • Galena Fire, Investigation Update

    Galena Fire, Investigation Update

    Monday, February 19 2018 12:39 PM EST2018-02-19 17:39:10 GMT
    Galena Fire Chief Bill Hall says another fire was apparently set last night (Feb 19).  He says it was in an open field and there were no structures involved. Authorities say last night's fire was put out one hour after crews arrived. The fire Marshal is investigating.  Hall says the city does have a few leads, however, at this point they don't know if the fires from last week are connected to last night's fire. Last week's story and video: http://www.koamtv.com/st...More >>
    Galena Fire Chief Bill Hall says another fire was apparently set last night (Feb 19).  He says it was in an open field and there were no structures involved. Authorities say last night's fire was put out one hour after crews arrived. The fire Marshal is investigating.  Hall says the city does have a few leads, however, at this point they don't know if the fires from last week are connected to last night's fire. Last week's story and video: http://www.koamtv.com/st...More >>
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